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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: ipodclassic on December 14, 2017, 12:01:19 AM

Title: NooB on plugin development
Post by: ipodclassic on December 14, 2017, 12:01:19 AM
Dear expert users. sorry if this question is too basic.
Is there any windows utility that would be help me build an individual .rock plugin/app/game? So when I copy it to my iPod classic (which has RockBox installed on it) should work.

Thanks.
Title: Re: NooB on plugin development
Post by: pamaury on December 15, 2017, 07:43:26 AM
Hi,
I am not sure I understand your question, the plugins/app/games are always installed with rockbox. If you used Rockbox Utility to install Rockbox then the plugins were installed. If you used a development build and unzipped it to your device, they were also installed at the same time. Or are you asking how to create a new plugin ?
Title: Re: NooB on plugin development
Post by: ipodclassic on December 19, 2017, 10:51:40 AM
Oh Yes! I want to know how to create a new plugin (just the plugin)

Thanks
Title: Re: NooB on plugin development
Post by: saratoga on December 19, 2017, 01:00:40 PM
There is a guide here:

https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/HowtoWritePlugins
Title: Re: NooB on plugin development
Post by: ipodclassic on December 20, 2017, 11:03:13 AM
Thank you Saratoga.

I have setup the build environment and trying to make it all work now. I really appreciate your help.
Is there any shortcut for compiling/testing only once component instead of compiling whole solution?
E.g. If I am trying to write a new app using c, can I just compile that particular app and test it quickly using a UI Simulator on Linux itself?

Thanks again
Title: Re: NooB on plugin development
Post by: saratoga on December 20, 2017, 12:46:04 PM
Yes, that is the default behavior after the first time you compile the simulator.